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Yesterday I swallowed chicken with little bone. Now I couldn't feel any symptom such as pain. Is there any specific symptom could I feel if got stucked in esophagus. I havea gastritis. Differnt sympto?

Yesterday I swallowed chicken with little bone. Now I couldn't feel any symptom such as pain. Is there any specific symptom could I feel if got stucked in esophagus. I havea gastritis. Differnt sympto?

You would know it's stuck in your throat: If it was stuck in your throat, you would have pain in your throat, and it would feel like something's not going down completely. So that's good. The gastritis may or may not be related to that. Chances are higher if the bone was small enough, and it's in your food, and passes out of your body as stool, you should have no problem. If the gastritis continues however, you need to contact your pcp, and have this examined further. ...Read more

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Food always getting stuck in my esophagus. Why?

Food always getting stuck in my esophagus. Why?

See your doctor: Food always getting stuck in the esophagus can be caused by narrowing of the esophagus (scarring, tumor, congenital, etc) or from diminished saliva production. Best to see your doctor to find out the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can food be up in your esophagus if you eat too much?

Can food be up in your esophagus if you eat too much?

Yes: Food can reflux into your esophagus if you eat too much. The stomach acid can lower the pressure of the valve between the stomach and esophagus and food can reflux into the esophagus. Portion control is important if you feel this is happening. Smaller meals would be helpful. ...Read more

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What food or drink will help clean the esophagus?

What food or drink will help clean the esophagus?

No cleaning required: Unlike the colon, the esophagus has a mechanism of "cleaning" itself through a process called peristalsis. In health, there should essentially no residual fluid or liquid in the esophagus after a few swallows. ...Read more

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What should I do about pain in esophagus when eat food or drink?

What should I do about pain in esophagus when eat food or drink?

See you doctor.: You may need a GI evaluation. You could have acid reflux, esophagitis, hiatal hernia, stricture.... You need to be properly evaluated and tested. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called a tear in the food pipe (esophagus).?

Describe the disorder called a tear in the food pipe (esophagus).?

Several causes: There can be several causes for a tear. If no history of foreign instrumentation, tears can be caused by vomiting repeatedly causing trauma to the esophagus. Swallowing toxic liquids, reflux, or certain pills getting stuck can cause ulcers as well. ...Read more

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When your trying to heal your esophagus you shouldn't eat more acids? What if your taking meds and your still hurting is it becuz of the acidic food.

When your trying to heal your esophagus you shouldn't eat more acids? What if your taking meds and your still hurting is it becuz of the acidic food.

Correct: Eating or drinking acid things will make the esophageal irritation worse. It may take time for the meds to work. If you are very pregnant, you probably have reflux and should stay upright as much of the time as you can (even to sleep) and take an antacid whenever you hurt as well as at bedtime or if you wake up in the night. ...Read more

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Why does top of esophagus always feel like it is being hurt by food and breathing like theiriis an irregular amount of air going through? Not chewing?

Why does top of esophagus always feel like it is being hurt by food and breathing like theiriis an irregular amount of air going through? Not chewing?

Esophagitis: You may have irritation of your esophagus from acid reflux. Try an over the counter antacid and see if your symptoms improve. If not, you need to see a gastroenterologist and let them investigate the issue. ...Read more

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What kind of diet or foods should you eat with barrets esophagus?

What kind of diet or foods should you eat with barrets esophagus?

Anti reflux diet: If you believe that barrett's is caused by acid reflux changing the lining of the esophagus, then likely the best diet to be on is a an anti reflux diet - same that you would be on if you had chronic heartburn symptoms. ...Read more

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How do we ensure that air gets to lungs and food gets to esophagus?

How do we ensure that air gets to lungs and food gets to esophagus?

Pharynx: The pharynx, the common space at the back of the mouth and throat where food and breathing take place, has reflexly operated membranes and cartilage which close the larynx (windpipe) when swallowing and prevents the wrong this from getting past. This can be consciously bypassed - but why would you want this? ...Read more

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Pain while eat food and drink big amount of water, down on th right of esophagus

Pain while eat food and drink big amount of water, down on th right of esophagus

Small bites and gulp: Agree with Dr. Pool. The pain may be due spasm of esophageal muscles. Try taking smaller bites of food and smaller gulps of liquids while drinking.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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If the esophagus is in the back, why do we feel stuck food in the front of the chest?

If the esophagus is in the back, why do we feel stuck food in the front of the chest?

Esophageal symptoms: Technically, the esophagus is a mediastinal structure that sits forward of the spinal cord and behind the airway. As such, its mid-body and not "in the back." that being said, esophageal pain can radiate to the chest or back, and shares many of the same nerve pathways of pain as does the heart. You're right in that food sticking is typically described as "in the chest.". ...Read more

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Husband was diagnosed with barrett's esophagus. Was told not to eat spicy or citrus foods. He eats ketchup on everything at every meal. Problem?

Husband was diagnosed with barrett's esophagus. Was told not to eat spicy or citrus foods. He eats ketchup on everything at every meal. Problem?

Yes: The nih have identified tomatoes, tomato products and citrus fruits as major offenders. Avoid oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, pineapples, tomatoes, tomato sauce, salsa, chili, pizza, chocolate, garlic and onions, broccoli, coffee, alcohol. Also loose weight to a bmi of less than 28, avoid tight cloths, try eating 6 smaller meals a day. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm on the 10th of 30 day of clyndamicin600mg/6hr. Now when I eat or drink I feel pain in the lower esophagus when th food travels that zone. Whatto do?

I'm on the 10th of 30 day of clyndamicin600mg/6hr. Now when I eat or drink I feel pain in the lower esophagus when th food travels that zone. Whatto do?

Inappropriate med: Unless you have NO alternative drugs for your skin and nasal symptoms, I suggest that you see an infectious disease consult ASAP.
Clindamycin treats staph aureus (non MRSA) and anaerobes. On a 30 day regimen, you are at high risk for C diff colitis- diarrhea and inflammation of the colon from overgrowth of a clostridium bacteria that makes a toxin. This condition is severe and can be fatal. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called a ruptured food pipe (esophagus).?

Describe the disorder called a ruptured food pipe (esophagus).?

See below: Perforated or ruptured esophagus is not common and can be very serious in some conditions. Sometimes it can happen after an endoscopy procedure, and sometimes after marked forceful vomiting. Sometimes surgery is needed, and sometimes it is treated with antibiotics. It needs urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have problem of GERD. Its being years. The pain in my lower esophagus is very sharp. I am avoiding all foods that irritate it. So what shall I do?

GI consultation: And testing for underlying GI infection for possible H. pylori infection/ulceration. You will need upper endoscopy with a history of longstanding pain and irritation. Call for an appointment today! ...Read more

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Hi I have a habbit of eating hot food temperature wise I was wondering what sort of damge will it do to the esophagus cause I am worried about cancer?

Hi I have a habbit of eating hot food temperature wise I was wondering what sort of damge will it do to the esophagus cause I am worried about cancer?

Adjust your habbits: Excessive heat can cause burns to the lining of your mouth and esophagus. Eat like normal people do...hot food but not burning hot foods. ...Read more

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S I've been feeling like food is getting stuck in my esophagus. I am panicking that it is esophageal cancer. Is this likely?

S I've been feeling like food is getting stuck in my esophagus. I am panicking that it is esophageal cancer. Is this likely?

Probably not, but: By age, unless there is some family or ethnic history (eg. You were not born and raised in wi), highly improbable. But you should have it evaluated. A barium swallow or esophagoscopy will help diagnose this condition. Talk to your primary care or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my esophagus aches when I swallow food or drinks?

What does it mean when my esophagus aches when I swallow food or drinks?

GI: There may be an obstruction or esophageal spasm. Does the food/liquid go down or do you spit it up? You should seek evaluation by a GI doc who may want to take a look endoscopically. ...Read more

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I have an inflamed stomach & esophagus. What is some food that I can eat, that won't upset my stomach?

I have an inflamed stomach & esophagus. What is some food that I can eat, that won't upset my stomach?

Inflammed esophagus: You seem to describe gerd (acid reflux). To alleviate gerd, you should avoid eating large meals at once, fatty/spicy food, citrus fruits, tomatoes, garlic, onion, minty gum, chocolate, smoking, alcohol. Avoid eating or drinking within 3 hours of lying down. ...Read more

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My symptoms are, food is not passing through my esophagus easily, seems like it gets stuck midway my chest area. No nausea, but increasing discomft??

My symptoms are, food is not passing through my esophagus easily, seems like it gets stuck midway my chest area. No nausea, but increasing discomft??

Blockage: It sounds like there is a blockage in your feeding tube or esophagus. The pain is from food getting stuck on the way to your stomach. I would recommend a liquid diet with yogurt, Ensure and water. A barium swallow x-ray would be helpful to find where food is getting stuck. As we get older, nerves may not work as well and irritation in esophagus can occur. If you are vomiting blood, go to ER. ...Read more

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My fiance has food stuck in his esophagus. He can breathe and speak. Are there any home remedies or do we need to go to the er?

My fiance has food stuck in his esophagus. He can breathe and speak. Are there any home remedies or do we need to go to the er?

Go to ER: While you can try to flush it down w/more fluids, food can get stuck. So get a professional to either monitor you or to extract it. In other words, go to er now. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Modified barium swallow SLP said all food went down but esophagus wasn't closing all the way and looked like an air bubble was there? What does mean?

Modified barium swallow SLP said all food went down but esophagus wasn't closing all the way and looked like an air bubble was there? What does mean?

Barium swallow: Limited details given, but it is normal to see air bubbles during the barium swallow. The only place the esophagus needs to close all the way is at the lower esophageal sphincter at the entrance to the stomch. If it is not closing normally, it may mean you are prone to gastroesophageal reflux. ...Read more

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